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Twas the Night Before Christmas – Doggy Style!

Following on from our ‘12 Dogs of Christmas‘ (which is still the most popular graphic we’ve ever done on the Pet365 blog), this year we’ve gone for a classic! Let us know what you think in the comments below If you loved our version of ‘The night before Christmas’, don’t forget to take a look [...]

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Dalmatian Portrait

Dalmatian Breed Information

History The origin of the Dalmatian is a matter of mystery and dispute. The World Canine Organization recognises that it originated in Dalmatia, a region in Croatia, but does not give the country patronage rights to the breed. Similarly spotted dogs have appeared in documents as old as ancient Egypt and as varied as Italy [...]

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Cane Corso

Cane Corso Breed Information

The Cane Corso is an Italian breed that has been been loved for centuries as a worker and a companion. The breed’s name comes from the Latin word “cohors,” a word that means “guardian,” and “protector.” These traits are easy to see in these dogs, a breed that descended directly from Roman Molossian. The Cane [...]

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Eurasier Portrait

Eurasier Breed Information

A breed of the Spitz type that originated in Germany. This is a young breed that began in 1960 when Julius Wipfel and group of enthusiasts embarked on creating a breed with the best qualities of the Chow Chow and the Wolfspitz. The first cross breed was called a Wolf-Chow and then twelve years later [...]

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Pekingese

Pekingese Breed Information

The winner of Crufts 2003 – The Pekingese History This little dog comes from the ancient city of Peking, (now called Beijing) two thousand years ago. Only royalty and noblemen were allowed to own the dog, and people without noble rank were required to bow to the dog when in its presence or passing in [...]

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Samoyed Portrait

Samoyed Breed Information

Samoyeds are listed as one of the ancient dog breeds. They have been bred and trained for at least 3,000 years. They originate from Siberia, where they worked with hunters and fishermen called Samoyeds. Their duties included hunting for reindeer, guarding camps and pulling sleds. Their sledding ability was used extensively in exploration. The breed [...]

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Giant Schnauzer Portrait

Giant Schnauzer Breed Information

The winner of Crufts 2008 – The Giant Schnauzer History All sizes of Schnauzer were developed in Germany in the 19th century on the farmlands of Wurttemberg and Bavaria. The Giant Schnauzer (known in Germany as Riesenschnauzer) was developed by crossing the standard variety, which was developed first, with the black Great Dane and other [...]

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Dog Names – The Ultimate (Star) Guide

Our Dog Names graphic is all about naming your dog. Whether it’s popular dog names, a list of famous pooches or (and you’ll laugh when you see some of them) the most bizarre things that people have come up with, we have them all.

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A Waggy Tail

Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails?

That dog with the waggily tail may not be as friendly as you think. While most dogs wag their tails to signal happiness and anticipation, that’s not the only emotion that a wagging tail can express, according to E’lise Christenson Bell, a certified veterinary behaviourist. A wagging tail may also indicate that a dog is [...]

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Chow Chow Closeup

Chow Chow Breed Information

Breed History The exact history of Chow Chow as to where it came from is unknown. What is known is it is a breed that has been in existence for quite a while. In fact, the oldest dog fossil discovered, dated several million years ago, has the same structure as those of Chow Chow pictures [...]

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